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Alison Lohman early life

Alison Marion Lohman born September 18, 1979 is an American actress. She has had lead roles in the films White Oleander, Where the Truth Lies, Flicka and Drag Me to Hell as well as smaller parts in Matchstick Men, Big Fish, Gamer film, and Beowulf. She has also been on several television shows including 7th Heaven, Crusade, Tucker, and Pasadena.
Contents
* 1 Career
* 2 Personal life
* 3 Filmography
* 4 Awards and nominations
* 5 References
* 6 External links
Career
In 1997, after graduating from high school, Lohman moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her acting career For the next few years, her work consisted of science fiction B-movies such as Kraa! The Sea Monster and Planet Patrol television productions the made-for-TV movie Sharing the Secretand children's films such as Delivering Milo and The Million Dollar Kid. Also included was the dark urban drama White Boy.
Lohman starred in White Oleander, an adaptation of Janet Fitch’s novel, alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Wright-Penn and Renée Zellweger and directed by Peter Kosminsky. Though the film was unsuccessful at the box office opened to $5.6 million in 1,510 theatersit received generous reviews and Lohman's performance met with wide critical acclaim, being described as her "breakthrough role" by media sources.
The following year, she appeared in Matchstick Men, directed by Ridley Scott. She starred with Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell, and though it was not a box office success either, Lohman continued to receive critical praise. Later that year, she appeared in Tim Burton’s Big Fish, which continued her trend of appearing in acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful films.
She appeared in no films in 2004, though she did voice the lead character in the re-dubbing of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. In 2005, she appeared in Atom Egoyan's Where the Truth Lies. The film originally received an NC-17 rating for its graphic sexual contentand failed at the box office afterwardsSome critics such as Roger Ebert felt that she was well-suited for the role.Her next feature, The Big White, featured her alongside actors Robin Williams, Holly Hunter and Tim Blake Nelson, but nevertheless went direct-to-video. In the same year, Lohman voiced the title character in the English language re-dubbing of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
Lohman's next film was the drama Flicka, which was released on October 20, 2006. In the film, Lohman plays a 16-year-old girl who befriends a wild mustang. Lohman had never ridden a horse prior to filming and trained rigorously for a month. She said that she was "constantly thrown emotionally and physically" while working with the horses for this role.Flicka went on to become a surprise hit in DVD market.
then played a recovering heroin addict in Things We Lost in the Fire.
Drag Me to Hell director Sam Raimi, actors Dileep Rao, Lohman, and Justin Long discussing the film at San Diego Comic-Con International in 2008.
The actress was then signed to replace Oscar nominee Ellen Page in Sam Raimi's critically acclaimed horror film, Drag Me to Hell, which was released on May 29, 2009.
Lohman, who is frequently cast as a teenager, has said that she believes she "loo younger and act younger" than her age
life
Lohman was born and raised in Palm Springs, California, the daughter of Diane née Dunhama patisserie owner, and Gary Lohman, a Minnesota-born architect. She has one younger brother, Robert born 1982 She has two cats, Monk and Clint.Her family had no industry connections, but at age nine, she played Gretyl in The Sound of Music at the Palm Desert's McCallum Theater. Two years later, she won the Desert Theater League's award for "Most Outstanding Actress in a Musical" for the title role in Annie. By the age of 17, Lohman had appeared in 12 different major productions and had been a backing singer for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and the Desert Symphony.
As a senior, she was an awardee of National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and was offered the chance to attend the Tisch School of the Arts, but declined.
Lohman married director Mark NeveldineWatertown, New York on August 19, 2009, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church.Alison LohmanAlison Lohman
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